The Influence Of Horror Films

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Key figures which greatly influenced the genre and by extension, society. When discussing about the success of a movie, one of the first reason that people can think about is the film director. Of course, actors and other people have put a lot effort to the movies, but the one, who have the most responsibility to the movie, is still the director. All the movie’s process, most likely is toward his direction. There are two famous directors of horror genre, who contributed so many valuable movies to Horror world. The first one is Wes Craven, the writer of The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream series. People, who don’t have a chance to watch these movies, must somehow, heard about their stories or at least their name. According …show more content…
Many other films were inspired by these types of characters. The second director is Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most iconic horror/ suspense directors of all time. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential of all time. According to David Boyd and R. Palmer, of the Muse Project at John Hopkins University, he single-handedly turned the suspense thriller into one of the most popular film genres of all time. There are many great evidences which prove the impact of horror movies on society. Characters such as Freddy Krueger and Ghostface can be found in many aspects of life. There are clothings that have pictures of these characters printed on. Freddy Krueger toys are not hard to find on sites such as eBay. Ghostface toys, on the other hand, are more common and can be found in almost any Toys R Us or Walmart store. Halloween holiday is one of the special holidays. All the costume or decorated things which are bought to prepare and celebrate this holiday, is also assert the relationship of horror genre with American culture. Other notable character include Leatherface from Texas Chain Saw Massacre and various type of zombies from many other …show more content…
For example, many zombie films, such as 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead, talked about society and it portrayed government or the world at its worst. In both of the movies, the world was destroyed by zombies due to mistakes such as viruses created by the government. The main characters had to find ways to fight with the zombies and rescue the world. In these movies, the governments are usually the reasons lead to the deadly situations of the world. That is an interesting mutual feature of these movies. They all blame the government for its mistakes. Another interesting issue is that these films are highly rated and successful even though they described a collapsed government and further, the world. Should the audiences be afraid instead interesting? The answer could be relatively easy to understand. The major of audiences probably find many things from the movies that are similar to realities. So, instead of criticizing these movies, they support them because they believe these movies are telling the ugly part of the

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